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020 Posted 17/02/2013 at 02:08:16
When are the authorities going to address the circus which goes on at corners? I know I'm biased but I don't believe we exploit this situation like other clubs. If we have players trying to do the right thing at corners then we are quite simply going to concede at one end and fail to score at the other, for the rest of the season.
021 Posted 17/02/2013 at 02:14:00
028 Posted 17/02/2013 at 03:19:09
I can't believe how out of hand the pushing and shoving has got in both boxes for set pieces; something has to be done about it. Good job Jags scored from the corner because I doubt we would have been given the penalty even though their defender rugby-tackled him to the ground in some sort of bear hug.
It's strange because on one hand the game seems to becoming a non-contact sport with regards to tackling in open play but corners have become like a rugby match and it is becoming acceptable to have your arms all over the opposing player.
029 Posted 17/02/2013 at 03:46:08
032 Posted 17/02/2013 at 03:41:30
And we will take these guys 3-1 in the replay.
035 Posted 17/02/2013 at 04:22:54
I also believe that a draw was a fair result, but that last minute goal would have been disallowed normally. It was reminiscent of the Nat Lofthouse days!!!!!
036 Posted 17/02/2013 at 04:10:00
So it's a replay a week on Wed, should be a good night. I'm glad it isn't this week I think that Anichebe and Pienaar might've struggled to make it...just like Neville did on Sat.
Seriously, it's like playing with 10 men.
People have criticised Us on numerous ocassions for sitting too far back and to this day we ( I ) don't know can't tell if it is deliberate or a result of decent teams coming out in the 2nd half and, having had their collective arses kicked by the coach upping their game.
So it's the Cup but it is also L1 do we blame it on Oldham, The Players, the Instructions from the bench, Or is it a deeper institutionalised failing....all together now.
Don't blame it on the sunshine
Don't blame it on the midnight.
Blame it on the goodtimes.
Blame it on the boogie.
Yeah Moyes out
037 Posted 17/02/2013 at 04:38:25
Your right Re the Line out Fifa etc have got to jump all over this (pun intended) even if it means 6 aside game which means the game is abandoned and draconian suspensions. Neville got a yellow for a nothing tackle (and that was the high point of his game).
045 Posted 17/02/2013 at 06:14:37
Maybe Pienaar will be rested for a few games with injury and we can have a look at Oviedo? Osman off, Barkley on... (in your dreams) How long before Coleman to return? Failing that, throw in Stones – he can't be any worse than Pip.
050 Posted 17/02/2013 at 07:37:03
055 Posted 17/02/2013 at 07:56:10
After watching several replays of Oldhams equaliser it seems the ball came off their keepers raised arm and then onto Smiths head.
Howard was blatantly obstructed though I thought he could have done better.
Where was Duffy?
If a change was needed at that stage why on earth did it have to be Jelavic and not Osman to be dragged.
057 Posted 17/02/2013 at 08:36:29
072 Posted 17/02/2013 at 09:43:25
I do agree that on balance Oldham deserved their draw and I did qualify my complaint with saying that.
However, Dowd was definitely swayed by the fightback and crowd fervour and would never have allowed that goal against say..Man Utd as Fergie would have been livid !!
The goalkeeper was a lunatic and should have been at least booked.
I don't blame Howard at all, he was mugged and had no chance.
I just wish we could have created more chances as we were powder puff up front.
Ozzie and Pienaar were OK first half but wilted in the second half towards the end.
Our defence had no outlet from midfield and Neville seemed to be ageing minute by minute.
BUT..the equalizer should not have stood....end of !
077 Posted 17/02/2013 at 10:08:40
Pip's contract expires at the end of the year, he has given good service, but a coaching role rather than a playing role should be his fate.
Still work to do to enter the sixth round!
085 Posted 17/02/2013 at 10:33:01
108 Posted 17/02/2013 at 12:01:43
149 Posted 17/02/2013 at 15:28:34
The depleted squad is a concern. If Barkley fails to fulfil his potential and midfielders get injured or suspended we will be in a right old mess. None can be rested and with so many massive fixtures on the horizon our 1st team may look very strange before the season is over.
277 Posted 17/02/2013 at 20:08:26
Still a draw was probably fair when you consider chances, but if you consider possession football and control for most of the game we were the better team.
Lets just hope the proper Everton turns up at Goodison a week on Wednesday....
367 Posted 17/02/2013 at 22:41:07
Ken, a good report on the game — sorry for not mentioning it first.
401 Posted 18/02/2013 at 00:56:43
How many of us could see their equaliser coming? It was crazy play by our guys particularly as we are always susceptible to crosses. Another note is that Howard gets rattled and he was sure showing this with the treatment he was receiving. We've seen it before and invariably it results in goal conceded. Mind you, as several people have commented already, it was a clear foul by their GK in both the corner prior to and the corner with which they scored their equaliser.
Regardless, our players and coach should have resisted the temptation to allow them to come at us. Rather than put Duffy on and take Jela off, surely we should have put a target man up front to hit out to and hold the play up??? As it was, there was nobody to receive a bleedin' clearance.
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